A Rock Hill teen was in custody Tuesday after a dispute between a group of boys near the Emmett Scott Center that led to the shooting of a Rock Hill woman, police said.
Police charged a 15-year-old Rock Hill teen with assault and battery with intent to kill, possession of a firearm during a violent crime and possession of a pistol by a person under 18 in connection to the shooting, according to arrest warrants.
A 14-year-old Rock Hill boy was charged with disorderly conduct and released to his mother, said Lt. Jerry Waldrop of the Rock Hill Police Department.
The bullet ricocheted and the victim, Pearlie Able, 56, was hit in the abdomen, but the bullet did not penetrate her body, Waldrop said. She did not require medical attention, he said.
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Another person was the intended victim, reports state.
The charges against the teens stem from an incident that happened around 8 p.m. Monday at the city neighborhood center at 801 Crawford Road.
According to the report, the 15-year-old had a black handgun, and a 14-year-old had a baseball bat. They were threatening another male Rock Hill teen and others in the gym, reports state.
"It was an ongoing dispute between a group of boys," Waldrop said.
A witness told police that the 15-year-old was shooting at some boys coming out of the gym, according to a report.
According to the report, the 15-year-old ran away and threw the handgun into a wooded area near Robinson Street and Crawford Road. Police did not find the gun but did find a bullet fragment.
The teen was arrested and taken to York County Detention Center, the report states.
The teen is the second Rock Hill youth arrested in recent days in connection with a shooting. Last week, police arrested and charged a 17-year-old in connection with a shooting last month.